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About Barrio - Lowertown

Barrio boasts the best chef-driven Latin food and the largest Tequila list that the Twin Cities has to offer. Using locally sourced ingredients, our chefs make every last dish on the menu a memorable one. Whether you want a Maragrita, a taco, or some freshly made Guacamole, Barrio has all your bases covered. After dinner, hit the dance floor and take in an eclectic mix of Latin, reggaeton, and all of today's greatest music spun by our in house DJ's.

235 E 6th St
Saint Paul, MN 55101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Latin American

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:

Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner:

Sunday 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Monday-Wednesday 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Thursday 4:00pm- 11pm

Friday-Saturday 4:00pm- 12am

Bar:

Sunday- 10pm

Monday-Wednesday- 11pm

Thursday- 12am

Friday-Saturday- 2am

Cross Street:
Wacouta

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(651) 222-3250

Website:
http://www.barriotequila.com/

Entertainment:
DJ's Saturday nights

Public Transit:
Close to the light rail green line

Executive Chef:
Anthony Lewis

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Barrio boasts the best chef-driven Latin food and the largest Tequila list that the Twin Cities has to offer. Using locally sourced ingredients, our chefs make every last dish on the menu a memorable one.

Barrio - Lowertown Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Casual (6)
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Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tapas (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Authentic (3)
Live Sports (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Spicy (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

We were led to a special room for the 5 of us and it was really cozy. The food seemed to come out one at a time instead of us all at once which was a bit odd. The building where the restaurant is really interesting. Nice evening!

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were on time for our reservations but had to wait 15 min to be seated!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

If Barrio were in my neighborhood, I'd be there every week. Since it is a little out of the way, we go there for special occasions and we're never disappointed. The food is great - so much so that it's hard to settle on ordering only a couple of items. Favorites include the guacamole, ahi tuna taco and the pork belly taco. The ingredients are fresh, flavorful, and creative. The atmosphere is fun and has great energy and suits a night out with the group or just dinner for two.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Great Beer, Scenic View, Tapas, Spicy, Healthy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was great. Food exceeded our expectations. Husband loved the fish taco. I enjoyed the veggie taco.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our waiter was attentive and personable, made the evening with our friends even more fun. The guacamole chips are great. Great beer selection and a good wine list. The location is nice, we went for happy hour and could park on the street right in front of Barrio.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a reservation and were seated promptly . However after being seated we were not greeted by a server for at least 15 minutes . Ordering a drink took another 15 to 20 minutes . First time there, we did not understand the small plate section ,we did not like how it was brought out sporadically so that only some people in our party had food to eat while others were still waiting . The drinks were very good as well as the guacamole ! Do not think that we will go back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We had 12pm reservations last Sunday. When we arrived the door was locked. When it was finally opened we found out that they were short staffed. Our bartender was also our server and while he made great drinks and did his best to do two jobs, it took two hours to have lunch. The food came out sporadically, although it tasted great.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Good Food, good drinks. We would go back

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great location and atmosphere. Food is always great, only drawback is limited beer options.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing Food! We can’t wait to go back!
Great restaurant for a get together

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Very slow service!! Some of the staff were customer oriented but unfortunately my waiter wasn’t very attentive ... argh

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was under seasoned and the chips were pretty oily.

Pork belly taco was the best thing I had that evening.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food and drinks are excellent. It feels a bit overpriced. The cocktail selection is great! The queso is delicious!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great atmosphere and delicious food. One of our favorite go-to locations! The barrio margarita and table side guac are a must have!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The ambiance and food were good, but our service was poor - the waiter appeared annoyed when one of the people in our party inquired about dairy free menu options and one of our food items was completely forgotten and the waiter told us it was coming after waiting 20 minutes after the bulk of our food order arrived at our table. After we reminded him after 30 minutes that it still hadn't come he said "well, do you still want it or not?"
The food was good, the drinks were fair, but the service was poor (and you need to be prepared to pay for valet parking or parking in a nearby ramp which was $20 for us when we stayed for 2 hours).

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Loved the Lowertown ambiance and the food and drinks. Great service!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The drinks cost way too much and had too much ice in them very poor value.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Even during happy hour on a Thursday, service was excellent. The food was very good. I would especially recommend Barrio during the warm months--they've got a beautiful open layout and outdoor seating. Food arrived pretty quickly, drinks quicker. You can't really beat their happy hour menu, either.

Tags: Tapas, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Parker is the man. That's why we went back and service was great, food was delicious overall another fantastic experience

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Wanted to eat outside to listen to Mears park performance, but it rained. Inside was super noisy any seated at a small high top that I kept getting bumped, not enough space to allow people to get past.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I've been so impressed in the past, but was a little disappointed this time around. Service was definitely lacking. Food was ok, but nothing to write home about. Our table of three took second/third/last priority to a couple larger parties. Part of order was forgotten by server who only entered it after we reminded her. Drinks/waters were left unfilled several times.

I do appreciate that our server removed last forgotten item from the menu, but I do hope that we see an improvement the next time. It was Saturday night... There were plenty of empty tables, so it wasn't super busy... We just expect better when paying for top shelf drinks, apps and full meals.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Such a great place to dine outside! Food and service were very good, as usual!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Very loud, difficult to have a conversation.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Too noisy. Good taste good. I cannot believe they charge 1 dollar for extra chips

Tags: Casual, People Watching
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Went prior to the Saints game our servers were great makings sure we got the happy hour prices. Good happy hour menu margaritas were excellent.

Tags: Spicy, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 8, 2017

FOOD was very tasty but very overpriced. Stingy with the chips and charged extra for more- even though we did not have enough chips to eat the salsa and guac they were sold with .

Service was ho-hum

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 4, 2017

The food was great! The pork belly taco and crab empanadas were awesome. We got there during happy hour so prices were great. We were lucky enough to sit outside on a beautiful, not busy day. However, the whole experience was sullied by our rude, absentee waitress. Unfortunate, since the tables near us had a very cheerful, helpful, attentive waitress.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, People Watching, Tapas
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Tried this place on a whim as I was looking for a place in downtown Saint Paul near to a show we were to attend later. Overall I had a great time. The food, drinks and service were spectacular. The place was quite nice. We sat inside, however outdoor seating ( which appeared full at the time ) is across from Mears park, which is a delightful little park. Overall I give it a very positive rating.

Tags: Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, People Watching
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Worst experience and service I have had in a while. Never ate the food cause nobody greeted our table. I would suggest going to the Bulldog next door. They actually give a rip about customers. The Bulldog's food is excellent. I highly suggest going there instead of Barrio.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Very busy(Jazz festival was going on) service was slow food was not as good as usual.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Barrio always has an excellent happy hour & the food is amazing! The staff is extremely friendly & make you feel welcome. It's a great place for a girls night out!

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, People Watching, Happy Hour, Fun
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great food. Great service.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The spicy Margarita was a favorite of more than one person. $25-$30 per person with drinks and tapas was our group average.

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Tapas (small plate) food is always awesome. I would say food is NOT authentic Mexican, but Creative Mexican, very tasty. Some items are spice, but Everything is flavorful, I have had probably half the items on the menu, over maybe 6 visits. One of my favorite places!
MUST try the pork sopes!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The waitress was excellent and apologized for errors with the cocktails. The hostess that seated us wasn't friendly and told us we couldn't have a table with low chairs because we didn't have a reservation. I told her we did have a reservation which the group of 4 that cut in front of us at the door did not--and got what she told me was the last table with low chairs even though the restaurant was ~30% empty. Then we had to wait for her to text the late reservation befor letting us have the table next to the bathrooms. I'm sure you are pressured to keep the same menu, but an occasional special in the evening would be appreciated. Thank you for listening.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Took 15 minutes for server to get to our table. Spoke with the GM about the service and didn't seem at all empathetic with our experience. When you have date night with the wife, drinks should come right away!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Barrio is my favorite go-to spot for a girls' night out. Never disappointed!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 26, 2017

We have loved going to Barrio in the past. This visit was very disappointing. First, we had a reservation, but when we arrived the host first asked us how long we intended to stay because she had another reservation. This seemed very rude - I've never been asked that at a restaurant before. Second, we ordered an appetizer which never arrived. When we mentioned it, our server said 'oh, did you still want that?' No apology, no trying to make it right. Overall, we were not impressed.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Pre-game get together with friends. Our server Cardell was great. Thanks.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, People Watching, Happy Hour, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was great! Very poor service. Disappointing. I'll come back again because I love the food. Hopefully the service will be better.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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